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Staff concerns lead to internal probe at Concord Food Co-op

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Two top managers at the Concord Food Co-op are on administrative leave, as the board of directors investigates allegations of financial and professional misconduct. Documents and statements provided by current and former employees show a rift behind the scenes at the natural foods grocery store. A majority of the staff has united to oust these two leaders and improve the work environment at the cooperative, where more than 7,000 members …

CATCH Neighborhood Housing receives tax credit award, will relocate offices

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

With the help of $400,000 in tax credits from the Community Development Finance Authority, CATCH Neighborhood Housing will consolidate all of its offices to a new home on Loudon Road. The CDFA awarded $5.5 million in tax credits to 16 nonprofits across the state. The tax credits are given to the nonprofits, which in turn sell them to businesses. The nonprofit gets the …

Officials hope 1st U.S. offshore wind farm will boost industry

Monday, July 27, 2015

Construction has begun off Rhode Island’s coast on the nation’s first offshore wind farm, a milestone that federal and state officials say will help the fledgling U.S. industry surge ahead. U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell said Monday that lenders, regulators and stakeholders can now see a path forward. “It’s great to …

Effingham brain disorder center’s closing sends ripples nationwide

Sunday, July 26, 2015

When Tyler Richardson’s son hit puberty, the combination of hormones and new strength from a growth spurt added an element of danger to a long history of unpredictable behavior because of autism and severe anger problems. He wandered …

Business people for July 27, 2015

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Kevin Lee of Gilford has joined DuBois & King consulting engineers as a civil design technician. He earned a degree in civil engineering from Drexel University. He has eight years of experience in site development, storm water management, …

Snapchat drives trend toward vertical videos

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Whether it’s in a movie theater, on TV or on a computer screen, the videos you watch have almost always been horizontal. The rise of smart phones has quietly rotated that standard 90 degrees, with people – particularly …

Maine’s smelts rebounded in 2015, but future still murky

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Maine’s beloved smelts rebounded somewhat in 2015, but state biologists say the little fish is still appearing in lower numbers than in recent years. Ice fishing for smelts is a tradition in Maine, where fishermen pan fry or deep fry the wriggling fish and eat them whole. They …

Business notes for July 27, 2015

Sunday, July 26, 2015

LRGHealthcare has recently installed a new Infant Safety System developed by Certa-Scan Technologies and is the only health care system in the state to offer this innovative technology. The system allows the hospital to capture high-resolution newborn footprints, which can be used for precise identification in situations like …

Scary headlines don’t deter investors

Sunday, July 26, 2015

The U.S. economy is growing at a painfully slow pace. Greece still threatens the euro. Chinese stocks have just pulled out of a frightening free-fall. Big companies in the U.S. are struggling to boost profits. You might think …

For sale in Concord: Stately colonial offers elegance, grace

Sunday, July 26, 2015

The home located at 24 S. Spring St. in Concord is a gorgeous federal colonial that has been updated to include all the must-have modern amenities. Perfect for buyers searching for charm, character and plenty of space, it …

Real estate rebound: In the midst of a healthy housing market

Friday, July 24, 2015

When Andrew and Chelsea Doughty walked into a house on Grove Street in Concord for the first time, they didn’t hesitate. The Northern New England Real Estate Network currently lists more than 200 residential properties for sale in …

Infographic: NH real estate market reaching historic highs

Thursday, July 23, 2015

New Hampshire’s real estate market is heating up. Figures for June single family home sales show total sales, median price, and days on the market are approaching pre-recession levels. Here are the June figures: Total sales: 1,807, highest …

N.Y. board backs $15 minimum wage for fast-food workers

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Fast-food workers in New York state would see a super-sized raise under a plan to phase in a $15 minimum wage – the first time a state has singled out a particular industry for such an increase. The …